Mondaq Canada: Family and Matrimonial
The Ross Firm
If North American trends are accurate this year, once Christmas is finished, couples in conflict will quickly move into the January high season for divorce.
Collins Barrow National Incorporated
Canada's succession planning rules can make it less costly from a taxation standpoint to sell a family business to a third party than to a family member. However, this depends on how the deal is structured.
Field LLP
Parents who intend to transfer their assets into joint names with some or all of their adult children need to carefully consider that decision before implementing the transfers.
Gardiner Roberts LLP
The use of multiple wills in estate planning is not a new concept.
Miller Thomson LLP
Since 1999, First Nation communities in Canada have had the opportunity to assume management and control of their reserve lands and resources from the Government of Canada.
The Ross Firm
It's week five in our series explaining the nuts and bolts of traditional court divorce. After starting the case and serving documents, there's one other preliminary before the case can move forward: attendance at a Mandatory Information Program.
Lerners
One such issue is the proper service of divorce or custody Applications on a spouse who is living or working abroad.
Field LLP
The recent Alberta Court of Queen's Bench decision in Marasse Estate (Re), 2017 ABQB 706 is yet another reminder that drafting legal documents must be done carefully and with a view to their long-term effect.
Torkin Manes LLP
"If you claim you're so poor you can't afford a penny of child support, best not to be driving a red Ferrari convertible. In addition to two Mercedes-Benzes…."
The Ross Firm
This week, our blog continues a mega-series on the basics of court divorce. Our last post looked at one of the first steps in the process - in which one party ...
WeirFoulds LLP
According to a 2012 survey conducted by lawyers' insurance company LawPRO, 56 per cent of Canadian adults do not have a signed will and 71 per cent do not have a signed power of attorney.
Devry Smith Frank LLP
Ontario has recently introduced an amendment to the provincial Family Law Act that aims to make all adult children with disabilities, regardless of the martial status of their parents, eligible for child support.
O'Sullivan Law
One of the questions we often get asked by people who are planning their estates or for incapacity is who they should appoint to be the executors of their will or their substitute decision makers...
Clark Wilson LLP
the will must be validly executed in accordance with requirements set out in section 37 of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act, SBC 2009 c 13 ...
Lerners
A power of attorney is a legal document whereby you give a trusted person or persons (the attorney or attorneys) the authority to manage your affairs if you are not able to look after matters on your own.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
This case sets a precedent for beneficiaries that wish to compel the distribution of assets from the executor through court proceedings.
Field LLP
If you have a will, you may have spelled out your detailed wishes for your funeral in the document. Would you be surprised to know that your personal representative does not have to follow them?
The Ross Firm
This post is third in an ongoing series in which we look at some of the basics of traditional court divorce. Last week, we talked about the various courts in Ontario ...
Torkin Manes LLP
A persistent irritant for spouses obliged to pay spousal support is the recipient spouse who refuses to work.
Nelligan O'Brien Payne LLP
In this era of international travel, important questions arise for families with children.
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Blaney McMurtry LLP
Below are this week's summaries of the civil decisions of the Ontario Court of Appeal.
Lerners
A power of attorney is a legal document whereby you give a trusted person or persons (the attorney or attorneys) the authority to manage your affairs if you are not able to look after matters on your own.
Blaney McMurtry LLP
Below are this week's summaries of the civil decisions of the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
Torkin Manes LLP
"If you claim you're so poor you can't afford a penny of child support, best not to be driving a red Ferrari convertible. In addition to two Mercedes-Benzes…."
O'Sullivan Law
One of the questions we often get asked by people who are planning their estates or for incapacity is who they should appoint to be the executors of their will or their substitute decision makers...
Blaney McMurtry LLP
Below are this week's summaries of the civil decisions of the Ontario Court of Appeal
Crowe Soberman LLP
"It's a common scenario," says Ali Spinner, a tax partner specializing in estate planning at Crowe Soberman LLP in Toronto. "In many cases, one spouse is more financially savvy than the other. When that spouse passes, the surviving spouse is forced to become the driver of financial decisions, and become very knowledgeable, very quickly."
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
It is a general rule that a sale of a capital asset (such as real property) will trigger tax in the hands of the seller on any gains.
Devry Smith Frank LLP
Ontario has recently introduced an amendment to the provincial Family Law Act that aims to make all adult children with disabilities, regardless of the martial status of their parents, eligible for child support.
Field LLP
The recent Alberta Court of Queen's Bench decision in Marasse Estate (Re), 2017 ABQB 706 is yet another reminder that drafting legal documents must be done carefully and with a view to their long-term effect.
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